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Academic Work and Research

Book: Forthcoming with Broadview Press

Title: Animals and Business Ethics, 2022


Title: Media and Communication Ethics in Canada. Co-authored with Dr. Adam Langridge.

Book Chapter: Forthcoming

Title: Animal Ethics and the Autonomous Animal Self, 2016


Chapter title: Key Ethical Issues in Livestock Farming

Book title: Key Issues in Agricultural Ethics, Edited by Professor Emeritus Robert Zimdahl

Online Articles

Article title: Animal Ethics and Business Ethics (

Environmental Philosophy and Business Ethics (

Animal Ethics and Autonomy, Agency and Selfhood (

All published in: Poff D., Michalos A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Springer, Cham.

Research Grants

2020-2021 & 2018-2019: Canadian Media Ethics in a Global Context (Textbook). Awarded by the University of Guelph-Humber Research Fund Program.  University of Guelph-Humber.

2014-2015: A Canadian Perspective:  Representations of Agricultural, Companion and Research Animals in Canadian News Media.  Awarded by the University of Guelph-Humber Research Fund Program.  University of Guelph-Humber.

Selected Academic Papers Presented
Memberships and Committee Work

‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy Webinar’, 2022. University of Guelph Alumni Week Event.

'A Mindful and Compassionate Approach to Eco and Climate Anxiety and Grief', 2022, Mindful Society Global Institute, 2022 Summit

Sixth Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School, July 2019 “Zoe Weil and the Institute for Humane Education: Key Principles for Animal Ethics”

University of Waterloo, 2018.  “Absent Animals in the News: Eating our Fellow Creatures?”

Fourth Annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School, July 2017 “The Seal Hunt in Canada: Facing the Ethical Challenges of History, Culture and Profit”

Women for Humane Canada:

Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, Fellow:

Climate Psychology Alliance Student Member

Canadian Psychological Association Student Member

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Student Member

Research Interests

Animal ethics, selfhood, autonomy, agency

Environmental ethics and philosophy

Animals and applied ethics (business, livestock, media)

Eco-Anxiety, Eco-grief, Climate anxiety and grief

Mindfulness Meditation, compassion and existential psychotherapy

Happiness and positive psychology

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